Softball Season By the Numbers

Sometimes it's tough to truly quantify how special a season has been. But that's not the case with the 2008 Gator softball team. Tim Walton's team not only broke most of the meaningful records in school history, they did so by wide margins in many cases.

Here is what I think is an accurate summary of the most significant records the Gators broke this year. A number of individual career marks were also established, but that will have to wait for another time.

Team Hitting Records (old record)

Batting Average
--.306 (.272 '98)
Runs Scored -- 413 ( 312 '00)
Hits -- 597 ( 495 '98, '00)
Doubles -- 102 ( 93 '00)
Home Runs -- 63 ( 49 '00)
On Base % --.391 (.352 '06)
Slugging % -- .468 (.413 '05)

Team Pitching Records (old record)

Wins -- 70 ( 50 '07)
ERA -- 0.92 ( 1.40 '07)
Shutouts -- 30 ( 26 '07, '98)
Strikeouts -- 498 ( 440 '04)
Opp. Batting avg -- .176 (.207 '07, '00)
Fewest Hits -- 319 ( 322 '04)
Fewest Runs -- 94 ( 100 '07)

Individual Hitting Records (season)

Batting Avg. -- Ali Gardiner .407
Runs Scored -- Kim Waleszonia 62
Hits (tie) -- Ali Gardiner 88
Triples (tie) -- Kim Waleszonia 5
Home Runs (tie) -- Francesca Enea 17
RBI -- Francesca Enea 64
Total Bases -- Francesca Enea 137
Stolen Bases (Tie) -- Kim Waleszonia 24

Individual Pitching Records (season)

Wins -- Stacey Nelson 47
Win Percentage -- Stephanie Brombacher 1.000 (20-0)
Saves (tie) -- Stacey Nelson 5
Games -- Stacey Nelson 59
Starts -- Stacey Nelson 49
Innings Pitched -- Stacey Nelson 352 1/3
Strikeouts -- Stacey Nelson 363

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